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Henny Porten

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Birthday: Jan 07, 1890

Birthplace: Magdeburg, Germany

Henny Porten was Germany's first major film star, as popular in the 1910s as Mary Pickford was in the U.S. A buxom, Viking-like woman, Porten made her film debut in 1906, singing in early "talkies" (made with the use of a synchronized gramophone). Her first big hit, written by her sister, was "Das Liebesglucke der Blinden/The Happy Love of a Blind Girl" (1910). Porten went on to star in scores of "Henny-Porten-Filmes," the most popular of which included "Feenhande/Fairy Hands" (1916), "Die Faust les Riesen/The Giant's Fist" and "Die Ehe der Luise Rohrbach/The Marriage of Luise Rohrbach" (both 1917), "Das Maskenfest des Lebens/Life's Masquerade Party" (1918), and "Rose Bernd" (1919).

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Das alte Gesetz (This Ancient Law) Unknown (Character) - 1923
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ancient Law Henny Porten (Character) - 1923
No Score Yet No Score Yet Backstairs Das Dienstmädchen (Character) - 1921
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kohlhiesel's Daughters Liesel (Character) - 1920
No Score Yet 43% Anna Boleyn Anna Boleyn (Character) - 1920

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